Federal aid can help the ferries, if the state uses it wisely


January 18, 2023

It’s past time for Southeast and coastal Alaska communities to be heard regarding the collapse of our ferry system.

It’s time to more forcefully make our needs known by energizing the Southeast Conference, the Southeast Conference of Mayors and other organizations. Southeast and coastal Alaska are entitled to have a highway functioning just like our roaded neighbors to the north. The newly passed federal infrastructure bill provides the federal funding to make this happen, if we don’t let it slip away

The Alaska Marine Highway System was created in the early 1960s. Our new state quickly recogn...

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